2010 Rocca di Montegrossi "San Marcellino" Chianti Classico
Rocca di Montegrossi's 2010 Chianti Classico Vigneto San Marcellino is magnificent. Sweet herbs, leather, plums black cherries and cedar are some of the many notes that take shape as this textured, vibrant Sangiovese/Pugnitello blend shows off its pedigree. A wine of distinction and total class, the San Marcellino is gorgeous today. 93+ points. (AG)
The rich black cherry and plum flavors are augmented by licorice, leather and autumn leaves in this forceful red. Balanced, building to a long, slightly chewy aftertaste that channels the fruit, earth and mineral components. Drink now through 2023. (BS)
A rich and structured Chianti Classico with dried berry, toasted oak and mahogany character. Full-bodied, chewy and flavorful. Serious. Better in 2017.
95% Sangiovese, 5% Pugnitello. Organic. 28 months in barriques (49%) and tonneaux (51%) but only 10% new wood. 24 months in bottle. Dark, meaty red fruit with plenty of spice and hint of oak sweetness (spice and vanilla). Lots of lifted cherry fruit. Thick, chewy texture, suggesting it needs a bit more time. Very good concentration. Masses of everything but all in harmony. I think it would be better with another year in bottle. 17/20 points. (JH)